island walkers by John Bemrose

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Published by Metropolitan Books in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Working class families -- Fiction.,
  • Textile industry -- Fiction.,
  • Textile workers -- Fiction.,
  • Social classes -- Fiction.,
  • Labor unions -- Fiction.,
  • Ontario -- Fiction.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementJohn Bemrose.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR9199.3.B3776 I84 2004
The Physical Object
Pagination450 p. ;
Number of Pages450
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22373911M
ISBN 100805074112
LC Control Number2003

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